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Jagarnath Mahto, Jharkhand Education Minister dies during treatment in Chennai; CM Hemant Soren calls it “irreparable damage”

Jagarnath Mahto dies in Chennai: Jharkhand CM condoled the passing away of Education Minister.

Neha Singh



Jagarnath Mahto,

New Delhi: Jagarnath Mahto, Jharkhand Education Minister died today during treatment at a Chennai hospital. Mahto had undegone lung transplant in Chennai after he tested positive for coronavirus in Novemeber 2020.

The news about the death of 56-year-old leader was confirmed by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Twitter. Soren called the death of Senior Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader – “irreparable damage”.

Last month Mahto was airlifted to Chennai after he fell ill during the state budget session. He represented the Dumri assembly seat in Giridih.

Mahoto is survived by four daughters and a son. After the passing away of the leader, the state government declared two-day mourning period and also cancelled a cabinet meeting that was scheduled for this evening.

Several leaders and his supporters condoled his passing away.